Modi deeply pained by Kishori Amonkar’s demise

Photo collage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and late Kishori Amonkar.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed his sadness over the sad demise of the well-known Indian classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar.

Modi took to pay homage to the veteran singer on his Twitter handle and tweeted, “Demise of Kishori Amonkar is an irreparable loss to Indian classical music. Deeply pained by her demise. May her soul rest in peace.”

He also shared the film “Bhinna Shadja” that is based on the unparalleled contributions of Amonkar.

“The works of Kishori Amonkar will always remain popular among people for years to come,” Modi said.

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Amonkar,84, passed away in Mumbai on Monday night after a brief illness.

In her singing career spanning seven decades, Amonkar was revered as ‘Gaan-Saraswati’. Belonging to the Jaipur Gharana, she was conferred the Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award among many others.

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